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Re-elected Republican Chris Christie, in New Jersey, and Democratic Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe, in Virginia, each must deal with state legislatures controlled by the opposite party.
With both school systems under mayoral control, Bill de Blasio and Martin J. Walsh are well-positioned to make good on campaign pledges for K-12 changes in their cities.
Advocates had a hard time selling a proposed $950 million income-tax increase as the vehicle to funnel more money into Colorado public schools.
A new study finds that effective educators help their new students learn more. But the problem is, many are reluctant to transfer to another school.
A few jurisdictions are seeing big gains in 4th and 8th grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but results still lag for some states and student groups.
The plan would allow students to transfer to better schools within districts that score at a provisional level on state performance reports.